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Most common software errors


Following are the most common software errors that aid you in software testing. This helps you
to identify errors systematically and increases the efficiency and productivity of software testing.
Types of errors with examples
• User Interface Errors: Missing/Wrong Functions, Doesn’t do what the user expects, Missing
information, Misleading, Confusing information, Wrong content in Help text, Inappropriate error
messages. Performance issues – Poor responsiveness, Can’t redirect output, Inappropriate use of
key board
• Error Handling: Inadequate – protection against corrupted data, tests of user input, version
control; Ignores – overflow, data comparison, Error recovery – aborting errors, recovery from
hardware problems.
• Boundary related errors: Boundaries in loop, space, time, memory, mishandling of cases
outside boundary.
• Calculation errors: Bad Logic, Bad Arithmetic, Outdated constants, Calculation errors,
Incorrect conversion from one data representation to another, Wrong formula, Incorrect
approximation.

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